ndctl-write-labels - Man Page

write data to the label area on a dimm

Synopsis

ndctl write-labels <nmem> [-i <filename>]

Description

The namespace label area is a small persistent partition of capacity available on some NVDIMM devices. The label area is used to resolve aliasing between pmem and blk capacity by delineating namespace boundaries. Read data from the input filename, or stdin, and write it to the given <nmem> device. Note that the device must not be active in any region, otherwise the kernel will not allow write access to the device’s label data area.

Options

<memory device(s)>

A nmemX device name, or a dimm id number. Restrict the operation to the specified dimm(s). The keyword all can be specified to indicate the lack of any restriction, however this is the same as not supplying a --dimm option at all.

-s, --size=

Limit the operation to the given number of bytes. A size of 0 indicates to operate over the entire label capacity.

-O, --offset=

Begin the operation at the given offset into the label area.

-b, --bus=

A bus id number, or a provider string (e.g. "ACPI.NFIT"). Restrict the operation to the specified bus(es). The keyword all can be specified to indicate the lack of any restriction, however this is the same as not supplying a --bus option at all.

-v

Turn on verbose debug messages in the library (if ndctl was built with logging and debug enabled).

-i, --input

input file

See Also

UEFI NVDIMM Label Protocol[1]

Notes

1.

UEFI NVDIMM Label Protocol
http://www.uefi.org/sites/default/files/resources/UEFI_Spec_2_7.pdf

Info

01/26/2021 ndctl 71.1 ndctl Manual